Obamacare repeal to clear Congress

Obamacare repeal to clear Congress

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(Talk Media News) — After more than 60 votes in Congress, legislation to effectively repeal the Affordable Care Act is expected to pass through both chambers on Wednesday.

The legislation will then head to President Barack Obama’s desk for the first time, but will certainly be vetoed.

Although the legislation stands no chance of becoming a law, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) and Republican leaders heralded the progress the bill, which is coupled with language to defund Planned Parenthood, has made.

“Today we stand for life,” Ryan told reporters during a press conference with the Republican leadership at the Capitol. “We are confronting the President with the hard, honest truth: Obamacare doesn’t work.”

The final vote will likely come between 2:15pm-3:15pm.

The Senate voted 52-47 in early December on a repeal vote. Senate Majority Leader Mithc McConnell (R-Ky.) moved the bill forward via budget reconciliation, a process wherein a filibuster proof majority is not needed.

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